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Member postings for Martian

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Thread: Bleriot X1
06/10/2019 17:04:56

After a long old slog building the Fury (1 year cripes) I figured I would do something simple like a Tony Ray's Models Bleriot X1 available from Steve Webb models at 420mm wingspan 1/16th balsa and basswood .You need surgeons hands and the patience of Job it only took two weeks and I'd liken it to knitting with a spider web I have to say it builds into a lovely little thing complete with working bungee undercarriage it is very nicely laser cut and is for display or radio control weighing in about 35grams just handling it after construction is fraught with fear the lightest touch will break a bit usually soon mended . I was going to fit rc gear but having no where big enough to fly it indoors fear it would only have one flight. it is supplied with motor and gearbox plus prop and carbon rods infact everything apart from electronics. Tissue is suspect it didn't seem to shrink well anyway some pics







Thread: Afternoon all.
27/09/2019 20:49:18

Welcome Kev what part of the UK do you live

Thread: What's your favourite way of attaching a canopy?
20/09/2019 15:36:38

I have used canopy glue  sparingly but had to hold in place with tape etc my favoured way is with 1mm screws

Edited By Martian on 20/09/2019 15:38:21

Thread: Repair of a Hanger 9 P-51 Mustang.
16/09/2019 21:22:50

Keep going Paul always interested to see a fellow balsa basher at work 😎

Thread: Prostate Cancer
12/09/2019 11:13:51

I hope it goes well Andy and thumbs up John. Just had my latest blood test results show a PSA of 5.7 which is an increase from last one but nothing to be concerned about apparently 😱

Thread: Warbird Replica Spitfire MKix
10/09/2019 19:58:49

Brilliant well done all round

Thread: Fieseler Storch
07/09/2019 21:48:49

H K are out of stock try Bangood

Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1
07/09/2019 21:45:25

Thank you very much Danny I'm glad I have it a go

07/09/2019 20:17:27

This metalwork is not easy with arthritic hed doing it but it does take some effort and would loved to have done better but a while back when I changed over to the Cranwell Training aircraft I figured it would look better if it appeared to have a lot of use and somehow I think that is what I have anyway some pics up to date just the wing rigging to do
















Thread: Thinking aloud about Spits...
07/09/2019 18:00:27

It's a mk ix

07/09/2019 17:58:07

Maybe consider the Silver Spitfire currently doing an around the world flight .

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
01/09/2019 19:13:45

I hope your arm is healing well , life indeed gets in the way two of my daughter's got married in the last two months progress on the Fury is slowly drawing to a close no hurry though

Thread: Well this could get interesting
01/09/2019 11:52:14

Could you repeat that please Paul

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
31/08/2019 16:50:33

Good to know there is progress

31/08/2019 12:14:43

Out of interest how many have finished their Hawker Fury apart from Tony Bennett of courses 😏

Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1
28/08/2019 10:52:59

Thanks Danny I'm on the right track then just keep at it until I'm happy ☺

27/08/2019 20:47:48

So far the only part I have not covered in Aluminum is the cowl so I,m biting the bullet and making an attempt to do just that I mean what's the worst that can happen strip it off and start again. the hardest part is going to be the bumps on the top , tried cooking foil but that creases and is hard to planish out.made one from .06mm ali and that,s not to bad will try some even thinner ali see how that goes. I have made a couple of formers and hardened the surface , lets see how it goes will post pics of progress .. PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT

Thread: New Poll - sticky situations.....
26/08/2019 14:08:09

Is it ready yet or is it stuck

Thread: Litho plate
25/08/2019 16:50:24

for anyone looking for another source of ali sheet in 0.2 x 250 x 400mm or

0.1 x 250 x 400mm you can get it here **LINK** excellent service and a host of other good stuff

Thread: Glue for PLA and PET-G
24/08/2019 19:53:38

Nope UV cure resin does not work even with an adhesive promotor good stuff though for other things

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